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ALBANY’S ‘Tradie Ninja’ Sam Goodall has helped WA take out the title of best state in Australian Ninja Warrior’s first ever state vs state team competition.

Team WA was represented by Zed Colback, Ben Polson, Olivia Vivian and Mr Goodall, and made it through as the only team to complete every obstacle without touching the water.

Mr Goodall said he never imagined he would get involved with the competition until his friend pushed him to try out.

“I have been doing Ninja since season one. That was four years ago now and I love the sport and community,” he said.

“My mate kind of dared me to go on the first season so I went along with it as a bit of a joke thinking I’d just do a bomb in the pool or something funny for laughs, but I got up to the start line and a competitive urge came over me and I gave it a red hot crack and made the Grand Final.”

Mr Goodall said being able to represent his state in the first competition of its kind was an honour.

“Winning for WA was an epic feeling. I have had such great support from Albany and everyone who has been into Albany Indoor Adventures and that was my driving force for trying to take the win for our state and for Albany,” he said.

“I still can’t believe we beat Ashlin’s team of super Ninjas from Victoria.”

Mr Goodall said he would have no issues figuring out what to spend the prize money on.

“$100,000 for our team is such a sweet prize. I’m sure my wife and two daughters will help me spend my share,” he said.

“I’d also love to get some cool new tools and I’m also thinking about getting a new 450 (dirt bike).”

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